Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Every now and then I come across a book that is written like a tapestry. From a distance, the novel is stunning. It’s a story that moves you, a story that hits you in the heart and doesn’t hold back the punches. Then you step closer. You peer into the structure of the book itself... Continue Reading →


Update: Planned Posts for February

Hello everyone! January of 2018 is over. And man, what an amazing month for Why Words Work! Here are just a few of the things January has brought to this blog:   I reviewed some fantastic short story collections - namely The Elephant Vanishes, The Emerald Circus and The Beginning of the World in the... Continue Reading →

Author Interview: Keith Yatsuhashi – Kojiki and Kokoro

Mythical creatures. Giant robots. Intergalatic destinies. Magical mysteries. Keith Yatsuhashi's novels, Kojiki and Kokoro, stretch across the divide between fantasy and sci-fi. Their vibrant, action-packed worlds have inspired many fans of the speculative fiction genre. Not only because of they're ability to blend magic with science, but also because of the underlying passion that runs... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

I received my copy of ‘The Emerald Circus’ via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to Tachyon Publications for this book! For more information about the book and publisher, click here.   Rewriting fairy-tales, folk stories and classical literature is not anything new. Writers have been reshaping old stories to reflect the... Continue Reading →

Author Interview: Natasha Sapienza and Prodigy Prince

Natasha Sapienza is a writer, actress, Christian, blogger and Youtuber. She is super passionate about relationships; when she isn't helping her husband with his filmaking, or raising her two sons Arrow and Braven, she is encouraging women by teaching them confidence, self-respect, and relationship advice. While she has three non-fiction e-books under her belt, Prodigy... Continue Reading →

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